Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Willowdean Dickson, Dolly Parton lover and self-proclaimed fat girl, is taken aback when her crush seems to reciprocate her feelings. In order to regain her
confidence, she decides to enter a beauty contest and show that she deserves to be up on the stage as much as any skinny girl does.
Find it in the library at J/TEEN/MUR or click here to reserve a copy.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

One of the most beloved YA novels of 2017, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter in her struggle to straddle two different worlds: her poor neighborhood and her
predominately white and rich prep school. To
complicate matters further, Starr’s childhood best friend is shot and killed by a police officer, and Starr is the sole witness.
Find it in the library at J/TEEN/THO and J/TEEN/CD/THO or click here to reserve a copy. Also available as an ebook.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Stevie Bell is set to attend acclaimed private school
Ellingham Academy whose founder has a tragic past: his wife and daughter were kidnapped soon after it opened, and the only clue was a bewildering riddle and the killer’s alias “Truly Devious.” The case went
unsolved, but Stevie is determined to crack it, especially once Truly Devious makes a shocking return.
Find it in the library at J/TEEN/JOH or click here to reserve a copy.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Closeted gay teen Simon Spier has been trading
anonymous e-mails with another student at his school who goes by the name of Blue. They’re both falling for each other, even though they have no idea who the
other is. But when a classmate of Simon’s finds his
e-mails and blackmails him, things get messy fast.
Find it in the library at J/TEEN/ALB or click here to reserve a copy. Also available as an ebook.

 

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

A suspenseful post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven flashes back and forth in time to tell the story of a
theater troupe and how the sudden death of a famous Hollywood actor connects them all.
Find it in the library at FIC/MAN, LP/FIC/MAN, and CD/FIC/MAN or click here to reserve a copy.

 

“Darkest Hour”

Academy Award winning actor Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill during the beginning of his career as Prime Minister. He must decide whether now is the time to negotiate with Hitler or continue the war.
Find it in the library at DVD/DAR and BLU/DAR or click here to reserve a copy.

 

“Murder on the Orient Express”

A murder occurs on a train in the 1930s. Luckily, Agatha Christie’s famed detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.
Find it in the library at DVD/MUR and BLU/MUR or click here to reserve a copy.

“Wonder”

Based on the bestselling novel, “Wonder” is the story of a young boy named August who has a facial deformity facing his first years in public school. Amidst the difficulties of school, August learns who his real friends are and how to find his space in the world.
Find it in the library at DVD/WON and BLU/WON or click here to reserve a copy.

“It”
Based on the eponymous Stephen King novel, “It” follows a group of kids who decide to take on a monster that preys on children: a shapeshifting killer clown.
Find it in the library at DVD/IT or click here to reserve a copy.

Kate Foley also blogs at themagicviolinist.blogspot.com.

 

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